The Beauty of a Clock

A friend of mine on Facebook today mentioned an analog clock he and his wife have in a bathroom in their home. He mentioned how he could read it from the shower via a mirror.  My mind, as usual, went down a rabbit hole and suddenly I remembered hearing recently that many children and adultsContinue reading “The Beauty of a Clock”

Waiting on Baby, dVerse Haibun #29

I wake up slowly and the first thing that pops into my head is that I’m not only still pregnant, but I’ve seemingly grown larger overnight. As I try to extricate myself from the waterbed so I can go to the restroom, I find myself wailing, “I’m as big as a house and still noContinue reading “Waiting on Baby, dVerse Haibun #29”

From This Moment On-A Beautiful Tapestry of Life

From this moment on, Life will never be the same. Broken hearts still beat. Beauty still exists. God is still love. All weave a tapestry of a beautiful life. D. Elaine Wood-Lane 12/8/16 30 years ago on December 24, 1986 I lost the second of two my two brothers. It had been a really roughContinue reading “From This Moment On-A Beautiful Tapestry of Life”

Haibun Monday: A Little Romance

I missed one day of work due to my little sons catching a bug at school and when I came back to work, I felt like I had mistakenly walked onto the set of the old Dating Game show. Just one day! I learned that three graduate students had been sent over to our clinicContinue reading “Haibun Monday: A Little Romance”

Hot Air

Sun shines down so hot, Cotton field dirt burns bare feet, The hot air shimmers. Summer days of old, Cousins playing on the farm, Hot dirt, hot air…joy! Huddled inside now, Cool air, carpet, dimness here, Where is hot air joy? © D. Elaine Wood-Lane 7-31-16 I recall a time in my childhood, when Mother’sContinue reading “Hot Air”

Shuu rin – Autumn Rain (A Haibun for dVerse)

Driving to work in the heavy autumn rains, it felt like the sun had escaped our view forever. Where the sun shines 330 days a year, when the clouds come and darken our world, we freak out a bit and depression and edginess spreads over the town like the plague. Nonetheless, after a soggy, coolContinue reading “Shuu rin – Autumn Rain (A Haibun for dVerse)”

Mistakes, I’ve Made A Few

Uptight, skinny white girl, just 23 years old, I thought I had it all figured out, and told my co-worker so. “I’d never do that, or that, and heaven knows, never that!” I said, with a self-righteous look, and right then, I think, my path was set to run, not straight, but with many bendsContinue reading “Mistakes, I’ve Made A Few”

Memories Never Forgotten, An Etheree Poem

I saw this idea/suggestion on the dVerse blog yesterday and it completely intrigued me so I thought I’d give it a go. Also, today is my oldest son’s birthday so in light of that, I thought I’d attempt an Etheree style poem about the day he was born. We had been laboring for hours, youContinue reading “Memories Never Forgotten, An Etheree Poem”